Music matters

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Internet is full of inspirational quotes of many aspects of our life including music. They come from novels, poems, movies or less or more famous people’s interviews. I encourage You to find Your favorites, write down your own positive emotion music triggers in you and remember them when your connection with music fades. Which happens very often in any musician, author or entertainer’s life. Being disappointed with one’s own creations, with the other’s music surrounding us, with poor results of our musical efforts and of course with the money we make with music from time to time not being good enough. In moments like these remember all these words, feelings and memories you have cause of your life’s soundtrack and you will get back on track way easier.

It’s not about our subjective opinion on what music is good or not – it’s about what is the role of the music in your life… and the other people’s lives. Every single day. Starting from a quick morning coffee with some tacky pop songs on the radio, few better and worse tunes in the car played by your favorite radio station, your own gym energizing playlist, your private evergreens during lonely afternoons and maybe ending with loud party hits in the night club. Your mobile can store thousands of songs, streaming services give you access to millions of them anytime and anywhere. Music matters, so choose wisely. Same goes to musicians and djs – it matters, choose wisely cause it’s your responsibility to provide music to the listeners. To create what we call a “vibe”, to build an atmosphere matching to the venue, to read these people and surround them with “something”. You are selling not only your time and technical skills here now – you are adding a soundtrack to this particular moment, your music will be stored subconsciously together with the interior design, taste of the meal they have, wine they drink, sunset they enjoy, sea waves, words of their friends and lovers, clothes they wear, joy or trouble they have and many, many more.Try to serve a unique mix of something they know, something new you want to show them, something you like, something they expect you to play, all of it in the right proportion but make it be “something”. Cause music matters for all of us in many ways.

Remember it every time you want to give up, when your love to music and what you do seems to not pay back at all. I promise you, not once nor twice your mix, your performance changed someone’s mood, someone’s day, someone remembered a loved one, perhaps enlightened or maybe even some peoples life decisions were made and you played your role, you made it matter, you delivered!Music matters – we are on the mission.

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Where we started

It was never my childhood dream to be a DJ. I was interested in music but I wanted to be a heavy metal band drummer and that’s how I started at the age of 14. While the biggest legends of house and techno were producing and performing their biggest hits I was spending any pocket money on the latest releases of Slayer, Sepultura, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Kreator and many more. Honestly speaking , I was spending mostly on clean tapes to copy new albums from my friends cause I couldn’t afford originals.

Making the long story short I started Djing at the age of 26 and which was supposed to be one weekend emergency help for my friend. I don’t want to forget these first performances on Denon DJ 1000 set, using my friend CDs with music I barely checked day before. I knew nothing about phrases, dance music styles, loops etc – only beat matching was easy to learn cause of my drummer experience.

Where I started? There is a small club – pub in a city of Katowice where I used to live that time – it’s called City Pub and it’s a basement dancefloor thag could take maybe 50-60 people when squeezed. This place still does exist (looking way better now after many changes thats for sure) and sometimes when I am in Poland I visit to have a pint or two and recall on some memories. To remember that we never know where and when the new chapter of our life starts and where we can go from there. 15 years later, after visiting several countries, performing for small, big and very big crowds I still do remember this crazy mix of emotions in this City Pub – this adrenaline which made me change my life and follow this path.

Dear friends, new djs, bedroom djs, music passionates – if its your destiny it will find You. If it’s meant to be your career – it will happen. It will start one day maybe in such a small venue like a City Pub. Then, after time, while performing in places you never even dreamt of ….. remember where you started … and smile.